The Holy Genovian Empire
Prestige: Very High
Population: 3.2 million (85% human, 10% dwarf)
Government: Monarchy (King Friedos XIV)
After the fall of the old Ordeos Empire, law and order was maintained by the efforts of common clerics of Erathis, god of civilisation. One of those clerics was one Friedos van Gommelter, or Friedos the Absolute, who took the militant approach of Erathis’ teachings, putting all those who opposed him to the sword. Friedos dedicated his life to war, and soon created an empire lead by the most toughest, disciplined knights and battle-clerics in all of Ethium. Today the Holy Genovian Empire and its knights are still as strong as the old days of Friedos, but it’s resources are under severe pressure due to decades of wasteful holy crusades against the infidels in the deserts of Minabene, as well as the war against the upstart Napaloire and his peasant rabble of the so called Florian Republic.